I can never resist a good tag, even if I haven’t been formally tagged.
And the End of the Year Book Tag is a more rewarding one than most! I didn’t do it last year, but I’m giving it a whirl this year. Maybe 2020 was a mess, but I sure read a lot of books, and it’s fun to look back at all the good times I’ve had.
Less fun to look back and notice a couple of low star reads, but isn’t that all part of the process anyhow?
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
Actually, there aren’t! Since I tend to read books in a single sitting (or as quickly as possible, when I can’t do it all at once), I don’t have any still sitting around half-finished. Maybe between now and the end of the year I might have one, but it seems pretty unlikely. I like to wrap up all my loose ends before the year is over. If I don’t, it bothers me so much!
No, I don’t deal well with change or messiness, why do you ask?
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
It feels a little strange recommending a fall book now that it’s winter, so let’s switch it up a bit instead! To suit the season, try picking up The Sullivan Sisters, which takes place right around Christmas. Or, if you’d rather be toasty warm now that the cold is setting in, Ashlords is a fun, fiery read! Plus, its sequel, Blood Sworn, comes out mid-February! What better time to start reading?
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
At this point in the year, there isn’t! I’m still trying to get some 2020 releases on my shelves, of course, but there’s nothing else slated for the last Tuesday of the year that really catches my eye.
2021, though? Well, that’s another story entirely. My wallet is going to hate me if I can’t keep things under control. And so is my limited shelf space! 😅
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
Pet, Winterwood, and Damsel are all high on my list! I’m not confident I’ll get to them, since this has honestly been a horrible reading year for me compared to my typical numbers, but it’s worth a try all the same. Of the three, though, Pet is absolutely at the top of the list. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about it, and it’s a really short read. That alone is good news for my super distracted brain!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Odds are that’s doubtful. Sure, I’ve got a couple of titles I’m really looking forward to, but I’m pretty darn attached to my top reads this year, as you can see from Tuesday’s post. It’s going to take a real star of a book to unseat gems like Harrow the Ninth and Lobizona!
Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
Absolutely! You’ll hear more about it very soon, but I’m planning to host a readathon centered around series (mostly because my shelves have so many series sitting on them, begging me to just finish them already)!
I’m also hoping to give my TBR a little bit of seasonal flair, structuring it loosely around the time of year. Wintery reads early and late in the year, summery reads from May to August, so on and so forth. The details aren’t concrete yet, but I think it’ll be a lot of fun to lean into the atmosphere!
So that’s that on 2020! It’s still hard to believe that the end of the year is here, but I’m ready for 2021 to begin. It may not be perfect, but I’m sure hoping it’ll be less of a drag in the long run. And that it’s a better reading year overall! I want to get more books under my belt!
What does your end of the year look like, though? How have your reading challenges gone? Let’s chat!